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Now That You are Driving Suggestions For Teenagers From a Grand

When it comes to driving many teens believe they are invincible. Nothing at all is going to occur to them. Regrettably, headlines and images have proved this assumption to be false. Instead of spending focus to their driving, a lot of teenagers are chomping on burgers, fiddling with the radio, shifting in time to audio, and even drag racing.Teen driving affects American society. "No other issue influences the safety of our kids a lot more than driving," says the Teen Driving Council. In accordance to the council, a teen is hurt in a vehicle crash "an average of each and every 55 seconds." This is a sobering statistic and it is particularly sobering for my husband and me.We are raising our twin grandkids following their parents ended up killed in a separate vehicle crashes. Although our grandkids are good drivers, they are teen drivers, and need frequent security reminders.In 2007 the AAA challenged dad and mom to "maintain the keys" from teen drivers right up until they signed a fatheror mother-teen agreement. The AAA formulated a parent-agreement, which could be obtained from any office. The contract is comparable to Colorado Department of Transportation "Father or mother/Teen Driving Agreement." I agree with all of the guidelines on the Colorado contract. Teenagers must:* comply with the state law for passenger restrictions* obey all targeted traffic laws* constantly carry a license and insurance coverage papers* often put on a seat belt* make confident passengers use seat belts* meet curfews* inform mothers and fathers [grandparents] of alterations in options/locations* by no means use alcohol when driving or journey with an individual who has* not generate if they are upset/emotional* not drive if they are truly tiredDistractions are the significant result in of teen driving accidents. The Colorado "Parent/Teen Driving Agreement" says teenagers will not discuss on a cell cellphone or message whilst driving, will not et while driving, will not change the radio or CD although driving, will not use a headset although driving, and will not enable any passenger "horseplay."Our grandkids share a car, but they usually borrow my husband's automobile or mine. My auto is three years previous and still looks brand new because I get treatment of it. I want to preserve it seeking new so I added a few additional principles to my verbal grandparent-teen contract.1. Throw away any trash (bags, receipts, lists, and so on.) that have accumulated.two. Return the driver's seat and mirrors to authentic settings.three. Turn the radio back again to its unique setting.four. Inform me when the vehicle wants windshield fluid.5. Tell me when the gas gauge reads half complete.six. Verify the tire pressure every so typically.seven. No nagging about the 10 p.m. curfew.8. Return keys instantly.I want my grandkids to comply with these guidelines so they understand how to take care of a car and themselves. Driving gives teenagers lots of flexibility. But like all freedom, it needs duty and judgment. That is what secure driving is all about.Copyright 2008 by Harriet HodgsonHow To Take Care Of A Car\nRelated Sites : how to take care of a car

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